Waterfront Amusement Parks

If you want to ride coasters and carousels, careen down water slides and have relief from the summer heat, head towards any waterfront amusement park in America. Summer frolickers have been riding and sliding down coasters and waterslides at traditional seaside and lakeside amusement parks for decades.

The following are some of the best waterfront amusement parks in America:

28 Historic Beachside Amusement Parks 
(Look at the photo slideshow for each of the 28 places.)
Best Beach Boardwalks for Families

(CA) Santa Cruz Beachfront Amusement Park
          Pacific Park Amusement Park
           Santa Monica Pier Live Web Cams
(NY) Coney Island
(NJ) Morey's Piers & Beachfront Parks

            Seaside Heights Amusement Parks
Myrtle Beach Amusement Park
(MD) Gillian Wonderland Pier
(CO) Elitch Gardens Amusement Park - 6 Flags

All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Waterfront Amusement Parks Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)   boardwalk scene
  • (b)   ferris wheel w/nighttime backdrop
  • (c)   Coney Island roller coaster
  • (d)   crowd at amusement park
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for June 4, 2022

Upcoming:  African Safaris

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